DEFRA seeks views on a mandatory marine net gain system

Developers could be asked for contributions towards ocean conservation projects, with a more detailed framework to follow in future, according to proposals by DEFRA.

by Catherine Early
A marine-based biodiversity net gain system would have to consider off-site impacts of activities such as sediment plumes from dredging. Photograph: Chris West/Getty Images
A marine-based biodiversity net gain system would have to consider off-site impacts of activities such as sediment plumes from dredging. Photograph: Chris West/Getty Images

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